WELD

Over the weekend we learned how to wire weld as well as use a grinder. Wire welding is a process of joining two metals using an electric current and gas. The current, gas, and wire create a chemical reactions that allows metals to bond.

Welding for the first time was not easy for a lot of us as you have to wear clunky gloves and a face shield that darkens once the process of welding begins. This limits ones vision and makes you really have to feel what you are doing. Their are several techniques that come into welding you either push the wire or you pull the wire, you can do circles or half moons. I started off doing the half moon technique but ultimately realized that I am much better at doing circles.

Welding will be an important technique for us to learn as the majority of our connections require welding. From the ground connection, to the roof, and the benches.

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